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Two years since equal pay settlement, home support workers still struggling - PSA

Tuesday, 14 January, 2020 - 09:29

They are mostly women, and most were paid little more than the minimum wage until 2017. Some survived this working poverty for decades.

They did the job for different reasons, but a common theme uniting all home support workers is that they care for those in desperate need.

Small businesses will feel sting of minimum wage rise - McClay

Saturday, 11 January, 2020 - 09:03

Confirmation that the Government’s unbalanced minimum wage rise could cost 17,000 jobs and lump taxpayers with a $125 million bill is an alarm bell for small businesses, National’s Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Todd McClay says.

Union shuts down bus drivers’ strike, scapegoats migrants - SEG

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020 - 11:17

About 800 bus drivers in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, carried out partial strike action last month against low wages and poor working conditions, including long hours and split shifts.

South Island Foodstuffs supermarket workers protest for living wage - First Union

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 - 10:14

FIRST Union members at Pak’n’Save Richmond and New World City Centre in Dunedin are today protesting the lack of meaningful bargaining with the two Foodstuffs South Island supermarkets after waiting over three years to settle new collective agreements.

Information about business support for Whakatāne released - MBIE

Monday, 23 December, 2019 - 14:44

More detail about the business support for affected businesses in the aftermath of the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in Whakatāne has been released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Blue collar labour market to see loss of skilled workers in 2020 - OneStaff

Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 15:16

Income, skills and diversity are set to be the key labour market issues in 2020 according to OneStaff, New Zealand’s largest provider of temporary and permanent onsite staffing for the industrial and commercial industries.

Cotton On workers kick off nationwide living wage t-shirt protest - First Union

Friday, 20 December, 2019 - 06:04

Cotton On retail workers throughout New Zealand kicked off a protest yesterday that will see FIRST Union members around the country proudly wearing "Cotton H(on)est - Living Wage" t-shirts at work until Christmas Eve in protest at the company’s ongoing refusal to negotiate a pathway to the livi

Economy serving working Kiwis better - CTU

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 12:18

Official figures from StatsNZ released today show that our economy is working better for New Zealanders with further strong growth of 0.7 percent in the last quarter "this is more good news for working people," said CTU President Richard Wagstaff

Blue Collar labour market to see loss of skilled workers in 2020 - OneStaff

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 11:21

Income, skills and diversity are set to be the key labour market issues in 2020 according to OneStaff, New Zealand’s largest provider of temporary and permanent onsite staffing for the industrial and commercial industries.

Minimum wage needs a rethink - Horticulture New Zealand

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 09:15

Horticulture New Zealand believes minimum wage laws need to be reviewed so they reflect the reality of living and doing business in New Zealand.

Yesterday, the Government confirmed that New Zealand's minimum wage will rise to $18.90 an hour from 1 April 2020.